Akron weekly gas update for May 19

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Akron, OH - Average retail gasoline prices in Akron have risen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.70/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 372 gas outlets in Akron. This compares with the national average that has not moved  in the last week to $3.62/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Akron during the past week, prices yesterday were 9.6 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 7.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has not moved  during the last month and stands 5.0 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

"The drop that we had observed in the national average weeks ago took a pause over the last week," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Oil prices have perked back up, and some supply tightness across areas of the country helped propel wholesale gasoline prices higher last week, leading retail prices to hold steady instead of continuing to decline. The temporary stability in the national average will ebb over the next week or two, and gas prices will head down again as we approach Memorial Day," DeHaan said.

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